1,153 intl tourists visited to Khumbu region

Photo source: NMN
File Photo, source: NMN

KATHMANDU, Nepal-A total of eleven hundred and fifty three foreign tourists have visited Khumbu region, between May 15 to June 14, this year.

Among them, two hundred and forty six are American followed by England and Australia which registered one hundred forty six and one hundred forty three respectively, according to the office of Sagarmatha National Park (SNP).

Likewise, only fifty three tourists from South Asian region visited Khumbu within this period. The office has let free entry for four children below 10 years during the period.

Similarly, 3.8 million rupees have been garnered on revenue under various topic by giving permission to the tourists in Khumbu.

The tourist flow was recorded to eleven hundred and sixty-six and thirteen hundred seventy seven in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Remarkably low numbers of tourists from Romania, Bangaladesh and Srilank had travelled Khumbu between May and June in 2012, according to the office.

Khumbu, also locally known as the gateway to Everest is situated in the high altitudes of northern- eastern part of Nepal.

It is home to Sherpas whose primary occupation is mountaineering and animal herding. Normally, trekkers from Western Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan visit Khumbu region.

Tourist died

In the meantime, an Indian tourist died after a falling stone hit him in Tanahun district, 150 kilometers west from capital Kathmandu. 60-year-old Rameshwor Singh succumb to injury when a stone rolling from the peak at Anbukhaireni VDC in the district hit him on Monday, while he was taking light time with his team, comprising eight people.

According to police, injured Singh died while receiving treatment at Bharatpur Hospital, Tanahun.

The Indian team had visited Nepal for its religious trip to Muktinath.

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